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From Conor MacNeill <>
Subject Re: Unable to find a javac compiler
Date Sun, 06 Jul 2003 10:41:25 GMT
On Sun, 6 Jul 2003 08:01 pm, Christoph Strehl wrote:
> Hi,
> I finally got Ant to run properly. I found the solution by guessing because
> I already didn't know what else to do : I deleted my whole
> %JAVA_HOME%\jre\lib\ext folder to see what happens and it worked. Anyway, I
> found out that one of the by ant required libraries, optional.jar, and
> ant.jar itself were in that folder, I guessed because I messed it up. So,
> after deleting those two the build process runs smoothly.

Cool - this is covered in the manual
See the note.

By putting these in the ext directory they cannot dynamically load classes 
outside the bootclasspath. So the error "No java compiler found" was accurate 
if not helpful.


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